Pay to Participate

Pay to Participate

Dear Parent/Guardian of Walled Lake Schools Student Athletes:

Walled Lake Consolidated School District, along with most school districts in Michigan, have made significant cost reductions as a result of state funding reductions and declining enrollment. At the same time, operational costs including utilities and insurance continue to rise at a rate much faster than incoming revenue. The district implemented the athletic participation fees in an effort to limit athletic program reductions. 

Current school year fees will be as follows: $425 per high school athlete ($850 maximum per family at the high school level only) and $200 per middle school athlete ($400 maximum per family at the middle school level only). This will be a one-time fee regardless of the number of sports in which a student participates. Students participating in self-funded sports (ice hockey, in-line hockey, equestrian, bowling, figure skating, water polo and lacrosse) are exempt from the fee.  

PDF Document2022 - 23 Pay to Participate Contract
PDF Document2022 - 23 Pay to Participate Financial Assistance Form
PDF Document2022 - 23 Pay to Participate Information

Pay to Participate Contract

The Pay to Participate contract is required to be signed by both the student athlete and the parent/guardian and returned with the Pay to Participate fee at school registration or prior to first competition. If the athletic fee is not paid in full by the first competition the athlete will not be allowed to practice and/or participate in athletic competitions until paid. For your convenience, payment may be made online through Family Access or you may make checks payable to Walled Lake Consolidated Schools. 

Students who are participating in club sports (ice hockey, boys in-line hockey, equestrian, bowling, figure skating, water polo, and lacrosse) are exempt from the fee, as these programs are fully self-funded. 

Pay to Participate Financial Assistance Application

During these difficult economic times, some families may need financial assistance; therefore the district has established a scholarship fund. Pay to Participate financial assistance will not exceed 50% of the fees listed. This application is to be returned to the athletic department.

Completed applications along with copies of the required documents must returned to the athletic department by one of the methods listed below.  You will be contacted by phone or email as to the status of your application. Should you need further assistance or have questions contact, Secretary to the Director of Athletics at 248-956-2073.

Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
Pay to Participate-Athletic Dept.
850 Ladd Road, Bldg. D
Walled Lake, MI 48390 
Fax: 248-956-2072

We appreciate your continued support. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the athletic department at (248) 956-2073. 


Brian Swinehart, CAA
Director of Athletics and Secondary Physical Education